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" for friday, november 16, 2012. >> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm duarte geraldino. this morning israel offered to temporary stop its offensive at the gaza strip with rocket fire. israel said it would hold fire during the egyptian prime minister visit as long as hamas held its fire. the president isisiting to show solidarity with hamas. shortly after the prime minister militants fired rockets into israel. violence between israelis and palestinians intensified this week with both sides firing rockets across the border with israel. the israeli military kept up its offensive overnight and into the morning. an air strike hit the ministry building. israel struck at suspected hamas sites. palestinian health officials said 19 people have been killed in gaza since the israeli offensive began. the conflict could escalate even further israeli troops and tanks amassed at the border. >> i hope had a mazz and other terrorist organizations in gaza got the message. if not israel is prepared to take whatever action is necessary to defend our people. >> despite that message, militants continued t
petraeus. general john allen is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. allen is under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she's the tampa, florida, woman, who is said to have received threatening e-mails from petraeus's mistress. a pentagon official says allen and kelly exchanged up to 30,000 communications between 2010 and 2012. it's unclear if they were involved in sexual matters or classified information. allen will remain the u.s. commander in afghanistan for now. but these latest developments only serve to widen the scandal that has gripped the nation's capital since friday. tara mergener is in washington with more. what's the latest there? >> reporter: good morning to you. that's right. another twist in this drama. defense secretary leon panetta ordered a pentagon investigation on monday involving one of the u.s. military's biggest names. general john allen, the man who succeeded david petraeus as head of the international forces in afghanistan, is now linked to the fbi investigation involving his predecessor. >> i want to th
>>> a new twist in the david petraeus sex scandal. this morning, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is under investigation. the pentagon looking into alleged inappropriate e-mails between general john allen and one of the women in the center of the controversy. filling the void with the abrupt departure from david petraeus from the cia, a look at the man likely to replace him as keeper this country's secrets. >>> and sandy sales. while thousands of victims strasburg until the aftermath of hurricane sandy, the damage brought on by the storm is giving one industry a boost. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning, one of america's highest ranking military leaders has been caught up in the investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. general john allen is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. allen is under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she's the tampa, florida, woman, who is said to
, their votes won't be counted until tomorrow. are you among them? >> i did. but i tried to use voting as an excuse to take the day off tuesday. it didn't quite work out. not in this business. susan mcginnis in washington. >>> early voting has been extended in several florida counties. saturday was the last scheduled day of early voting in florida. yesterday a judge extended the early voting hours in one county where polling places were hut down because of a bomb scare. other counties remained open because of heavy turnout. florida figures to play a key role in the election. >>> hurricane sandy will play a role. hundreds of polling places in the northeast still don't have power. between the power outages, gas shortages and overnight temperatures near freezing life remains miserable for millions of hurricane victims. 107 deaths blamed on the storm. estimated loss in damages on businesses is $50 billion. more than 1.7 million people remain without power. >> reporter: terrell, good morning. here is just one example of the mess sandy left behind. entire walls of this home were ripped apart
with the unfolding sex scandal that cost the cia director his job and now a top u.s. military commander is tangled in this drama. it has enough twists and subplots to rival a soap opera. paula broadwell warned general john allen that jill kelly was a so ductress. broadwell's emails to kelly triggered the investigation. petraeus and kelly wrote letters on behalf of her twin sister in a custody battle. it's turning into a mess that susan mcginnis is covering for us right now. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the overriding concern amid this sex scandal are the national security implications here and today house intelligence leaders are meeting with the acting cia director to try to find out who knew what when. campus socialite jill kelly has moved to the center of the scandal which has taken down former general and cia director david petraeus and could ruin the career of another general john allen. allen is now under investigation because of his relationship with kelly. the pentagons looking at more than 20,000 documents and emails between them which some have labeled inappropriate an
are not the policies that america needs for the future. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the painfully slow recovery continues in the aftermath of hurricane sandy's widespread destruction. transportation is gradually being restored and power is coming back little by little and people are struggling to dig out from a munten of debris. at least 90 deaths are blamed on the storm. property damage estimated from $30 billion to $50 billion, that would make it the second costliest storm in u.s. history, only behind hurricane katrina. 4.6 million customers have no power from east coast to the midwest. and then there is the emotional toll, which seems to rise with each day since the storm. randall pinkston. good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. we like to talk about the good news. the amazing hard work that is being done to recover, but so much was
building. israeli officials say hamas is using civilian buildings as cover to launch rockets across the border. in tel aviv, people on the street ran for cover when sirens signaled an approaching rocket. israel's iron-dome defense system has intercepted more than 240 rockets. during a trip to asia, president obama warned israel about expanding into a ground war, but he defended israel, fighting back. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. >> reporter: u.n. supreme cour general ban ki-moon is there today. thousands of tanks and rocket launchers are waiting to cross the border. so cease-fire talks continue in egypt and the president says we'll have to see how much progress can be made in the next 24, 36, 48 hours. terrell? >> susan mcginnis in washington, starting us off this morning. susan, thank you so much. >>> speaking of the president, this morning he became the first american president to visit the asian nation of burma, a country known for its repressive military rule. the president's brief six-hour vis
. >> reporter: clinton assured israel of u.s. support. >> the rocket attacks from the terrorist organizations inside gaza on israeli cities and towns must end. >> reporter: secretary clinton met with palestinian leader this morning and will meet with president morsi later today. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that advances the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> reporter: egyptian president mohamed morsi is seen as critical to any peace dale. his muslim brotherhood is close to hamas. a hamas spokesman is quoted in one report saying we hold absolutely no hope of hillary clinton helping to resolve this conflict. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. thank you so much. as we reported egypt is expected to play a key role in brokering a truce and trying to maintain it. clarissa ward reports from caro this morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> we were expecting some type of announcement last night regarding a cease-fire. what happened? >> reporter: that's the million dollar question. everyone here in egypt was expecting for president morsi to m
financial crisis, another u.s. credit downgrade. those who do say there absolutely has to be a compromise. shortly after the confetti fell on election night both sides claimed victory in their vision of how to deal with the economy. >> there was a message sent to us by the american people based on the campaign. people making all this money have to contribute a little bit more. >> the american people made clear there's still a mandate for raising tax rates. >> reporter: president obama won the election on the idea that the wealthiest americans should pay more in taxes. a new study said the president's plan would increase revenue and slow economic growth by a tenth of a percent. >> good afternoon, everyone. >> reporter: republicans point to a different study. >> the in accounting firm of ernst and young said going over the fiscal cliff and raising taxes on the wealthiest would cost jobs. >> reporter: how to avoid this fiscal cliff are expected to begin in ernest next week when congress returns to work. >> legislation is the art of compromise, consensus building. >> reporter: house speaker j
and into thursday. in fact, a look at the satellite picture will show us the storm developing over the lower mississippi river valley, and this is going to continue to take shape and strengthen over the next 24 hours. the details are still a little bit unclear on exactly what's going to happen, but in general, the worst of the weather wednesday and thursday. we can expect wind-driven rains in the coastal areas with gusts to 65 miles per hour, particularly on the east end of long island and other coastal communities. there could be a heavy wet snow inland, and depending on where that falls, that could contribute to additional power outages and we're also very concerned about some significant coastal flooding in areas that suffered a lot of damage during hurricane sandy. again, more details will be available in the next 12 hours. i'm david bernard, cbs news, miami. >>> coming up on the morning news, it is halftime in america. president obama and mitt romney make a final pitch to sports fans in a pair of last-minute interviews on "monday night football." but first, caught on tape. the frighteni
the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi but now acting director michael morrell will take his place. which is causing some concern. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> reporter: senator diane feinstein says petraeus could still be called to testify at some point in the future. and the affair started two months after petraeus took over the cia. so far paula broadwell has been quiet about the relationship. >> tara mergener in washington for us this morning. thank you. it's been two weeks since hurricane sandy but for tens of thousands of frustrated and beaten down victims the nightmare is not over yet. some are trying to rebuild from scratch. for others the issue is power. this morning in new york and new jersey some 73,000 customers remain without electricity. that means no heat or no hot water. most are on long island. over the weekend there were protests against the long island power authority. write -- which has drawn heavy criticism for the disaster. mark strassman h
explanation of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya didn't go over very well. she met with three republican senators strongly opposed to her possible nomination to be secretary of state. they were not satisfied with her explanation. >> all i can tell you is that the concerns that i have are greater today than they were before and we're not even close to getting the basic answer. >> following the benghazi attack rice said the assault grew out of a protest and not a terrorist attack. yesterday she said that was incorrect. that there was no protest or demonstration in benghazi. >>> overseas now in egypt the largest crowd yet have turned out to demonstrate against president morsi's declaration of wide ranging new powers. hundreds of thousands of protesters in cairo's tahrir square screamed for morsi to leave. another mass rally is planned for friday. today the cabinet meets to discuss the crisis. holly williams is in cairo with more. good morning. we saw a big escalation in these protests yesterday. what happened in tahrir square overnight and then again this morning? >> reporter: go
the islamic national bank in gaza city that israel says is used to fund terror operations. hamas militants have launched more than a thousand rockets into israel during this week-long battle. palestinian officials say 38 more people were killed monday, including women and children. israel says it's trying to minimize civilian casualties. >> the problem is the terrorists are hiding these rocket launchers deep inside civilian areas and mosques and schools and people's homes, firing them at our civilians. it's very hard to get to this equipment, but it's necessary. >> reporter: president obama is sending secretary of state hillary clinton to israel to help with cease fire negotiations. she'll arrive today and meet with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu tomorrow. >> the bottom line is it has to be an end to rocket fire that threatens israel. >> reporter: the political leader of hamas told reporters in cairo hamas will not stop launching rockets until israel stops its bombing campaign and ends the blockade of gaza. he also said israel is bluffing and won't send troops into gaza. israeli
on that. >> reporter: asian markets tumbled over worries about the looming budget crisis here in the u.s. the nikkei lost 1.5%. hit a three week closing low. hong kong's hang seng fell more than 2%. the uncertainty of a divided government sent stocks plunging on wall street. the dow had its worst day of the year falling nearly 313 points to finish below 13,000 for the first time since early august. nasdaq gave up 74 points. and this morning greek lawmakers narrowly passed a new round of austerity measures in an effort to secure new bail out funds. protesters opposed to the measure battled with police outside of parliament. police used tear gas and stun guns when some tried to enter the parliament building. the greek prime minister said without the bailout the government will run out of money this month. and if you plan to fly on the thanksgiving holiday expect busy airports, packed planes and expensive fares. an airline trade group expects 24 million travellers to fly on the holiday weekend. up slightly from last year. ticket prices are also up 4% and planes are expected to be close to 9
director his job and now a top u.s. military commander is tangled in this drama. it has enough twists and subplots to rival a soap opera. paula broadwell warned general john allen that jill kelly was a so ductress. broadwell's emails to kelly triggered the investigation. petraeus and kelly wrote letters on behalf of her twin sister in a custody battle. it's turning into a mess that susan mcginnis is covering for us right now. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the overriding concern amid this sex scandal are the national security implications here and today house intelligence leaders morell a leading candidate to replace petraeus at the cia. now paula broadwell and jill kelly two women involved here are not making any statements to the press so far. general allen is considering making a statement. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. >>> jill kelley is well-known in social circles for her work with the military community. kelly and her husband often hosted parties for officers and their families. she was given an honorary ambassadorship for her work. over the wee
.5%. some u.s. lawmakers are urging caution in dealing with egypt's new islamic leader. >> we don't obviously want to see a democratically elected autocrat take the place of an undemocratically elected dictator. which was the case before that. >> holly williams is in cairo this morning. what's the latest there now? >> reporter: good morning, terrell. here in egypt we saw a lot more violence yesterday. in cairo, protesters who were angry with president morsi fought running street battles with the police. protesters throwing rocks, police firing back with tear gas. one person was killed when a crowd attacked the headquarters of the muslim brotherhood, the islamist group from which the president draws much of his support. beyond the violence you get the sense the president's opponents don't quite know what to do. some people are trying to mount a legal challenge to his new powers. given the fact that he's now made himself immune to the courts, that may be useless. terrell? >> is this likely to be resolved in negotiations or could we see this turn into a long, drawn-out affair with pr
morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. and a little more than a month the u.s. economy could experience a severe shock. that is if leaders in washington can't come up with a budget deal. scares of automatic spending cuts and tax increases could take effect january 1st. democrats moved by president obama and congressional republicans signaled they are willing to compromise on changing tax rates and spending reductions but the negotiations are moving very, very slowly. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the president is sending his top two negotiators to talk with lawmakers today about possible spending cuts. he's also getting ready to take his fiscal cliff message on the road. he'll try to convince the american people the best way to avoid the fiscal cliff is to extend the bush era tax cuts for the middle class. >> it's too important for washington to screw this up. >> reporter: president obama is putting pressure on congressional republicans and he's enlisting middle class americans in getting the gop to tak
years in the white house. >> you voted for action. not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> reporter: the president won almost all of the battleground states, giving him a decisive electoral victory. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> reporter: governor romney congratulated the president. the republican challenger says he gave everything he had to this campaign. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader. so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and this great nation. >> reporter: the two candidates who clashed on so many issues found common ground. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> i'm looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> reporter: and he believ
and ended eight days of fighting the new islamic egyptian government played a key role in brokering the u.s. backed truce. secretary of state hillary clinton called this a critical moment for the region. following a 24 hour cooling off period talks will resume on key issues like the israeli blockade. susan mcginnis starts us off in washington this morning. good morning to you. happy thanksgiving. >> reporter: good morning. happy thanksgiving. this is a very tenuous cease-fire. deep mistrusts remain on both sides. it feels like both sides have their finger on the trigger. residents are gathering their belongings and heading home. many took refuge in a united nations shelter while israel and the militant group hamas spent eight days in a bloody conflict. under the cease-fire agreement hamas promises to stop firing rockets. israel says it will end air strikes and will ease border restrictions that have stifled gaza's economy for years. after a deal was reached the residents poured into the streets of gaza, cheers and celebratory gunshots replaced the sounds of gunfire. in tel aviv most israeli
earlier and earlier on the eve of black friday. excited shoppers rush into the toys "r" us store in new york's times square. it was one of many retailers to open their doors on thanksgiving night. >> i stay home on friday but i come when i put the turkey in the oven, i run to the store. >> reporter: lines outside big box stores like best buy and discounters like walmart seemingly stretched from coast to coast while shoppers hunted for deals, retailers were fighting for customers by opening up earlier than they ever had on the holiday. >> it's almost like an arms race. first 6:00 a.m., then midnight. >> reporter: competition among stores is fierce and so is there struggle with online retailers. brick-and-mortar can make up 40% of their annual revenue by offering bargain prices, attracting shoppers who are more than willing to wait it out. >> we've done it for five years. this is our fifth year. >> there will be no thanksgiving because everybody will start shopping. >> reporter: it's that thought that's prompting a backlash against some businesses. this week an employee delivered 350,000
. they laid hoses in the rising water and used the flood to fight the fire. assistant chief is the incident commander. what did it took like? >> like a blow torch. fire, flames shooting up in the air 100 feet and moving quickly to the west driven by the hurricane. >> winds of something like 80 miles per hour blowing this fire. >> exactly. the winds coming off the ocean, very intense flames blowing from the southeast. we had two fronts of fire we had to deal with. >> when it comes to residential fires in new york city, where does this one rank? >> as far as i know unless you want to go back into the 1800s this is probably the biggest private residential fire that was had at least in modern times. >> the biggest one in new york city in modern times. how many houses destroyed? >> 111 houses, totally destroyed by fire and 20 that received substantial damage from the fire. >> that was scott pelley reporting. after effects of sandy is being felt in parts of the midwest. flood warnings are being reported in ohio. flood waters are receding and residents are getting relief but more rain is in the fo
, 2012. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm duarte geraldino. the sex scandal that forced cia director david petraeus to resign is widening. here's what we know. petraeus' mistress paula broadwell sent emails to petraeus and other senior military leaders besides general john allen. he's the top commander in afghanistan. meanwhile the fbi agent frederick humphries who launched the investigation of emails is being investigated by the fbi for his role in the case. specifically why he took concerns about this case to republican members of congress. house and senate panels are expected to meet again today with fbi and cia officials. they want to know whether national security was jeopardized and why congress didn't know about the investigation sooner. during a news conference on wednesday president obama praised david petraeus. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan and as head of the cia. by his own assessment he did not meet the standards that he felt were necessary as the director of the cia with res
overwhelmingly to recognize a palestinian state. why the u.s. voted no. >>> and acts of kindness. a picture of a new york city cop going the extra mile for a homeless man goes viral. >> it was so cold that i knew i had to do something. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 30, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. republican reaction to the initial white house offer to resolve the fiscal cliff was anything but flattering. one republican called the offer an insult. both sides are digging in their heels on raising taxes on upper income earners. the white house proposal includes $1.6 trillion in taxes over a decade, 400 billion for medicare, 50 billion in stimulus spending and the end of congressional control over the debt ceiling. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, terrell, good morning. the president's opening salvo there was not well received by republicans. they balked at his plan. he's taking his message to middle class americans at a factory that makes toys. it's a trip republicans are c
her comments about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, the first of several meetings with key lawmakers, a test of sorts as the president considers nominating rice to be the next secretary of state. margaret brennan has our report. >> reporter: u.n. ambassador susan rice hopes to put that controversy to rest, and if she succeeds, it would remove the largest political hurdle to her nomination as secretary of state. at 9:30 this morning, rice will meet behind closed doors with three of her most vocal critics, republican senators john mccain, kelly ie ya and lindsey graham. an aide to mccain says that rice requested the meeting last week. it could be decisive. mccain says he would consider her nomination if she answers questions to his satisfaction. but he wants to know she didn't mention that the intelligence community was linked to the attack. he accused her of misleading the public in five television interviews in which she said that there was no evidence that the attack was preplanned. ambassador rice says she has great respect for senator mccain and his service to t
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